Saturday, May 11, 2013

Royal Mail Highlights World Stamp Expo 2013

Royal Mail comes up with a special issue celebrating the World Stamp Expo 2013 that opened on May 10, 2013 at Melbourne, Australia.

This event is highlighted on a special exhibition sheet featuring 20 iconic images of famous building, locations and events celebrating the city of Melbourne alongside 20 ‘Hello’ 1st Class stamps. 

The sheet features the show’s logo together with a background image of Melbourne and a traditional Australian ‘G’day’ greeting. 

The images on the found on the stamps are: Royal Exhibition Building, Brighton Beach, Degraves Street, Melbourne Cup, Parliament House, Melbourne Cricket Ground, W-Class Tram, Yarra River, Flinders Street Station, National Gallery of Victoria, Luna Park, Hosier Lane, Royal Botanic Gardens, Australian Open, Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, Webb Bridge, Federation Square, Royal Arcade and Twelve Apostles.

As well as offering stamp collectors the opportunity to buy old and new stamps from across the globe, The World Stamp Expo 2013 provides a meeting point for postal administrations, distributors, printers and other third parties involved in the stamp industry.
Andrew Hammond, Royal Mail Stamps spokesperson, said: “The Australia 2013 show is one of the best exhibitions in the philatelic calendar and we hope this sheet of stamps will provide a fitting celebration. These stamps will be available to purchase at the exhibition itself giving collectors both young and old the opportunity to take home our tribute to the best of Melbourne, right in the heart of the city itself.”

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